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Definition of the noun aix sponsa

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  1. showy North American duck that nests in hollow trees
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of Aix sponsa: summer duck / wood duck / wood widgeon
    • more generic word: duck = small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
    • more specific term: wood drake = male wood duck
    • member of: Aix / genus Aix = wood duck and mandarin duck

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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1888)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, Ninth Edition .... Supplement

Wood-Duck, Aix sponsa. examples. They are all very closely related, though most commonly placed in genera distinct from Ana*. The shoveller, Spatula clypeata, the mandarin, Aix galericulata, and the North American wood-duck, Aix sponsa, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

wood ducks ( Aix sponsa) nest in restricted spaces in tree hollows; prior to hatching the mother ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Science (2009)

by C. Reid Nichols, Robert G. Williams

waterfowl pied-billed grebe Podilymbus podiceps waterfowl pintail duck Anus acuta waterfowl ruddy duck Oxyura jamaicensis waterfowl wood duck Aix sponsa waterfowl 0 marine birds A Selection of Interesting and Commercially Important ...

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

Carolina duck United States A highly prized wild duck, Aix sponsa, shot for the table. Also called wood duck Carolina riceA round shortgrain rice from South Carolina which , ...

Google previewThe Birdwatcher's Dictionary (2010)

by Peter Weaver

tadorna Wood Duck Aix sponsa Mandarin A . galericulata Wigeon Anas penelope ...

Google previewTreasury of Natural History; Or, A Popular Dictionary of Zoology ... (1872)

by Samuel Maunder

The Summer or Wood Duck (Aix sponsa); not more remarkable for its ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1914)

with a new atlas of the world : a work of general reference in all departments of knowledge

It is a near relative of the common summer duck or wood-duck of the United States, Aix sponsa. — Mire-. mOSS-, or muir-duck, the mallard. Rev. C. Swaiiwtm. [Local, Eng. 1 — Mountain duck, the harlequin. Sir J. Richardson. [Hudson's bay.] ...

Google previewThe Treasury of Natural History: Or, A Popular Dictionary of Animated Nature (1849)

... to which are Added, a Syllabus of Practical Taxidermy, and a Glossarial Appendix by Samuel Maunder

The SUMMER or WooD DUCK (Aix sponsa); not more remarkable for its -- |- - * * Qu'All$';* - * - *- ...

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